Posts Tagged ‘glass’

How to Clean and Restore Paintings and Frames

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

During deep clearing you should take care of your paintings and take them off of the walls.

Oil paintings

If it is the old, valuable painting, it will be more safety to leave it for professionals. The rest less valuable paintings you should start with wiping out dust with a soft, silk cloth. The canvas are supposed to be cleaned focusing on the small spots, using a wet sponge. When one part of the painting is done, you must rinse the sponge very carefully to not distribute dirt on the whole surface. The interesting way is to use light beer instead of water. In the old guide books you can find grandma’s ways how clean paintings. For instance you can try to use grated, raw potatoes mixed in water.

The recipe for this solution is simple:

1 pound of grated potatoes mix with water, and put on the fire for 15 min. Then leave the pot in the warm place overnight.

Gouache, watercolor and pastel paintings

They usually are protected by the glass therefore we use the same techniques as mentioned for window cleaning. There is one important thing we must remember. The pictures can not remain wet because surface can quickly absorbs spills.

The frame of paintings should be cleaned more often but you need to pay attention not to touch the canvas. You may use a piece of paperboard or the newspaper to cover this part of painting where you wipe the frame. If the frames are old and made of wood, it is recommended only to use dry cloth.

Provided by E&K Cleaning Services Inc. The best Maid Services Chicago.

Window Cleaning

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Crystal-clear windows

Crystal-clear windows

Using a wet sponge with soap water we need to wipe out the window and frames. It is important to keep the sponge cleaned and change the water very often. When we cleaned all dirty spots, we need to rinse the window also using a sponge and then wipe out thoroughly with a dry soft rag.

Almost every housewife has her own favorite method of cleaning window screens. Some of them use water with detergents, then rinse the screens and wipe them out with a soft rag. Some clean them using paper towels and special cleaning product like Windex with ammonia D. Very popular and effective way is to clean the windows with vinegar and water. Every method is probably good if our windows look crystal-clear without streaks.

If we need to remove paint from the window it is better to use a sharp razor but we should be very careful not to scratch the glass. This method is very effective but a full attention is required. When the glass breaks and it is no way to replace it very quickly we can use the liquid glass to fill the gaps. It helps to keep all broken parts together.

The frosted glass door inside the house should to be cleaned with warm water and vinegar in proportion of 2:1 ( 2water : vinegar). Using a soft rag we wipe out the glass and immediately rinse and dry.